Vermonters
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

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American Flag                    Essex County                    Vermont Flag

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Completed

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

Last Update:

August 19, 2018

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Essex County, Vermont that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.

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Essex County had a total of:

" 20 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Essex County are included )

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     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Essex County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.

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Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Anne " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Barb Destromp " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Jen Snoots " :
                    For her great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors from VERMONT ! "

" Janice Hollandsworth " :
                    For her great help locating burials
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" ShaneO " :
                    For his great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Jeff Hall " :
                    For his great help locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" John Dowdy " :
                    For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials
                    " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Steve S " :
                    " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
                    " and " additional info " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Tim Cook " :
                    For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos,
                    " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Eric Ackerman " :
                    For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

DFC = Awarded the " Distinguished Flying Cross " ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. )

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

LOM = Awarded the " Legion Of Merit " ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. )

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the " Navy Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals
      Such as Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - " December 7, 1941 " through " September 2, 1945 ".
            ( Some others have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Allen,  Warren S.
          N/A ~ unknown ~ N/A

Private
First Class
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
" unknown "
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
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  Bishop,  Henry C.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
373rd F.A. Battalion
100th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 12, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Buckminster,  Ray E.
           ~ PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
369th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 23, 1942
Concord Village
Cemetery
Concord, VT
" Yes "
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  Caron,  Emilien D.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 2, 1943
Colebrook Village
Cemetery
Colebrook, NH
" Yes "
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  Fox,  George L.
           ~ DSC PH ~ Atlantic

First
Lieutenant
S.S. Dorchester
" Chaplain "
Army
Essex County
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1943
Jeffersonville
Cemetery
Jeffersonville, VT
" Yes "
Cenotaph
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  Gauthier,  Albert J.
           ~ PH ~ Europe

Private
36th Armored Infantry
3rd Armored Division
Army
Essex Junction
Killed In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
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  Hall,  Roy B.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Second
Lieutenant
U.S.S. LST-577
" Passenger "
Army
Essex County
Missing In Action
Feb. 11, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  Laitres,  Alfred J.
          N/A ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 25, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Levesque,  Charles W.
          N/A ~ BS PH ~ Italy

Staff
Sergeant
349th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jul. 23, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Rexford A.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
143rd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Sep. 16, 1944
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Stanley M.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Air Force
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Mar. 29, 1945
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Wilford W.
          N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

    Brother of: Pfc. Harold T. Lewis
    of Coos County, New Hampshire

Private
330th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Calvary
Catholic Cemetery
Lancaster, NH
" Yes "
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  McAllister,  Douglas M.
          N/A ~ N/A ~ Texas

2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Dec. 17, 1944
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "

  Molleur,  Joseph D.
          N/A ~ PH ~ Leyte

Sergeant
126th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 11, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Morse,  Dearborn L.
          N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Medical Department
133rd Infantry
Army
Essex County
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 8, 1945
New Protestant
Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "
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  Paradis,  Clayton O.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. LST-342
Navy
Island Pond
Missing In Action
Jul. 18, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  Savard,  Raymond E.
          N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
117th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 23, 1944
St. James
The Greater Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "

  Stebbins,  Ralph J.
           ~ N/A ~ Vermont

Private
First Class
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 15, 1944
New Catholic
Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "
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  Wilcox,  Arlington R.
           ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Engineers
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Apr. 30, 1943
Pine Grove
Cemetery
Newport, VT
" Yes "

  Workman,  Christopher L.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
14th Armored Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Fairview
Cemetery
Essex Junction, VT
" Yes "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )